Philip Nadela ended up to be the first grand star dreamer with 191,060 votes, garnering 40.47% of the total. Philip Nolasco, as he is also known, is the ‘little singing heartthrob’ 9-year-old kid from General Santos City who finally got his dream. He sang Josh Groban’s hit ‘You Raise Me Up’ as his finale performance.
Amy Libot, 6 years old from Las Pinas City is the 2nd Little Star Dreamer and Angelo Garcia, 6 years old from Mindoro ended up third.
The other little dreamer finalist were Cristina de Leon, 9 yrs. old from Cavite with 16,187 votes (3.46%); Risie Nayo, 10 yrs. old from Palawan with 30,528 votes (6.53%); and Aubrey Caraan, 10 yrs. old from Batangas with 50,295 votes (10.76%).
Philip, the very first Pinoy Dream Academy Little Grand Star Dreamer 2008 bagged home a Sony home theater with 32” LCD Sony Bravia, a House and Lot from Globe Asiatique, and a 1 Million Peso Cheque.